UCL student Sara Leal de Matos-Powell studied a transnational European party to understand what factors influenced its electoral success. Here’s what she discovered. Continue reading Pan-European Parties: What are they and what influences their domestic success?
PhD student Daria Chernysheva writes that the cultural output by a generation of women writers in Belle Époque France amounts to an overlooked aesthetic movement. Continue reading A lost aesthetic? Bringing back French literature by Belle Époque women
Dr Valentina Amuso (UCL) and Dr Lieve Van Woensel (EPRS) consider how policymakers can best approach technological change through contextual awareness, stakeholders involvement, and a multidisciplinary approach Continue reading Learning about Possible Futures: How Foresight Analysis improves governance and emergency preparedness
Emmanuel Macron’s decision to implement an unpopular pension reform without a vote in parliament has prompted a wave of protests to be held across France. Philippe Marlière writes that with Macron now seriously weakened and Marine Le Pen waiting in the wings, the decision could have lasting consequences for French democracy. Continue reading Macron’s pension reform deepens France’s democratic crisis
David Suber discusses the latest UK government’s illegal migration bill, which aims to tackle the rise in small boat Channel crossings by removing anyone who arrives in the UK without permission to enter. The bill is in committee stage, but critics have argued that the focus should be on cracking down on smuggling gangs. Continue reading Illegal immigration: cracking down on smuggling makes gangs more organised – and costs migrant lives